Montgomery Blair

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Montgomery Blair (May 10, 1813 – July 27, 1883), the son of Francis Preston Blair, elder brother of Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and cousin of B.wikipedia
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Montgomery Blair (May 10, 1813 – July 27, 1883), the son of Francis Preston Blair, elder brother of Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and cousin of B. Gratz Brown, was a politician and lawyer from Maryland.
He was the brother of Montgomery Blair, a Mayor of St. Louis and Postmaster General under Lincoln, and the cousin of B. Gratz Brown, a U.S. Senator and Governor of Missouri.

Presidency of Abraham Lincoln

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He served in the Lincoln administration cabinet as Postmaster-General from 1861 to 1864, during the Civil War.
Montgomery Blair of Maryland, who was popular among anti-slavery and border state Democrats, became Lincoln's first Postmaster-General.

United States Postmaster General

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He served in the Lincoln administration cabinet as Postmaster-General from 1861 to 1864, during the Civil War.

Francis Preston Blair

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Montgomery Blair (May 10, 1813 – July 27, 1883), the son of Francis Preston Blair, elder brother of Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and cousin of B. Gratz Brown, was a politician and lawyer from Maryland.
The elder Blair took it upon himself to advise Lincoln, and both of his sons, Francis Jr., who became a Union general, and Montgomery Blair, who joined the Lincoln's cabinet, were president's trusted associates.

Universal Postal Union

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He also called for the First International Postal Conference, which was held in Paris in 1863 and began the process that led to the Universal Postal Union.
United States Postmaster General Montgomery Blair called for an International Postal Congress in 1863.

Dred Scott v. Sandford

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He was United States Solicitor in the Court of Claims (1855–58) and was associated with George T. Curtis as counsel for the plaintiff in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857.
Scott was represented before the Supreme Court by Montgomery Blair and George Ticknor Curtis, whose brother Benjamin was a Supreme Court Justice.

Money order

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Blair also began the sale of money orders by post offices to reduce the mailing of currency to reduce post office robberies.
The United States Postal Service began selling money orders as an alternative to sending currency through the postal system in order to reduce post office robberies, an idea instituted by Montgomery Blair who was Postmaster-General 1861-1864.

Levi Woodbury

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After her death in 1844, he married Mary Elizabeth Woodbury, daughter of Levi Woodbury.
His daughter Mary married Montgomery Blair, Abraham Lincoln's Postmaster General.

Silver Spring, Maryland

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His 600 acre manor in present-day Silver Spring, Maryland was named Falkland. Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland is named after Blair.
By 1854, Blair's son, Montgomery Blair, who became Postmaster General under Abraham Lincoln and represented Dred Scott before the United States Supreme Court, built the Falkland house in the area.

Montgomery Blair High School

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Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland is named after Blair.
The school was named after Montgomery Blair, a lawyer who represented Dred Scott in his Supreme Court case, and later served as Postmaster General under President Abraham Lincoln.

1864 United States presidential election

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Lincoln's action may have been a response to the hostility of the Radical Republican faction, which stipulated that Blair's retirement should follow the withdrawal of John C. Frémont as a candidate for President in that year.
On September 23, 1864 Frémont also brokered a political deal in which Lincoln removed U.S. Postmaster General Montgomery Blair from office, and on September 24 Abraham Lincoln relieved Blair of his duty as Postmaster General.

Abraham Lincoln

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In 1860, Blair took an active part in the presidential campaign on behalf of Abraham Lincoln.

John C. Frémont

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Lincoln's action may have been a response to the hostility of the Radical Republican faction, which stipulated that Blair's retirement should follow the withdrawal of John C. Frémont as a candidate for President in that year.
Soon after he came into command, Frémont became involved in a political feud with Frank Blair, who was a member of the powerful Blair family and brother of Lincoln's cabinet member.

Lew Temple

Temple's other film roles include Locus Fender in the action film Domino, a paramedic in the crime thriller Déjà Vu, Cal, the diner manager in the comedy-drama Waitress, Brian LaRue in a proof of concept for the science-fiction film The Three, Ned in the thriller Unstoppable and Montgomery Blair, a member of Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet, in the movie Saving Lincoln, which tells the President's story through the eyes of Ward Hill Lamon, a former law partner, friend, and primary bodyguard.

Trader post scandal

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In 1876, Blair was counsel to Secretary of War William W. Belknap during the House of Representatives investigation into the Trader post scandal and requested the House Investigation Committee chaired by Hiester Clymer to drop the charges against Belknap if the latter resigned office.
Belknap hired an attorney, Montgomery Blair.

Benjamin Gratz Brown

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Montgomery Blair (May 10, 1813 – July 27, 1883), the son of Francis Preston Blair, elder brother of Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and cousin of B. Gratz Brown, was a politician and lawyer from Maryland.

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Montgomery Blair (May 10, 1813 – July 27, 1883), the son of Francis Preston Blair, elder brother of Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and cousin of B. Gratz Brown, was a politician and lawyer from Maryland.

American Civil War

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He served in the Lincoln administration cabinet as Postmaster-General from 1861 to 1864, during the Civil War.